Voting in Chicago for the first time next month. Where do I find out how many ballots I can cast?
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part of me wants to have a twitter account again, just so that i can interact with the dozen or so people whose feeds i'm following through rss
on a scale of apples to oranges, how much of a trashfire is birdsite nowadays? are they actually enforcing community guidelines?
Shout out to all the people with "Face ID is insecure!" hot takes who are now uploading their selfies to that Google painting thing.
I'm up to episode 25 of #SWNCBC -
They've fan-pitched two versions of a Boba Fett movie and I love both ideas
-after RotJ, it's like Smokin' Aces as lots of bounty hunters try to claim the armor so they can be the next Boba Fett
-John Wick (that's all they said, but I'm imagining Hutt strongholds as The Continental, and getting that stunt team into the non-lightsaber part of SW, and it's wonderful)
"Pepsi became the middleman for 17 old submarines and three warships, including a frigate, a cruiser, and a destroyer..." https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/soviet-union-pepsi-ships
After I die, I want to join the ghost army and rise to the rank of Corporeal.
Malka Older's next book is available for pre-order!
me: "but what would have happened to Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks when Fox Books filed for bankruptcy in 2008?"
me: types toot
me: googles to make sure i'm remembering the name of Tom Hanks' family's bookstore right
me: learns the Onion already made this joke in 2013
“Why Would You Ever Be Polyamorous? Isn’t It All Drama?” http://www.theferrett.com/ferrettworks/2018/01/why-would-you-ever-be-polyamorous-isnt-it-all-drama/
Loving the second episode of ComicLab "Why comics?" Dave & Brad making each other laugh makes me laugh.
(couldn't find another link so here it is on itunes)
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Whether we should have a Senate and an electoral college or just proportional representation nationwide is a different conversation and one that we should have (spoiler, we won't)
But saying the electoral college is gerrymandered is like saying a basketball team is cheating by not bringing a football to the game.
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Whenever people conflate gerrymandering and the electoral college, i headdesk inside.
Unless they're arguing that state borders were drawn with the intention of preserving 21st century party strangleholds.... which so far I haven't heard.
The senate is also not gerrymandered.
Gerrymandering is drawing electoral borders so that representation is *proportionate* but a district favors one party. The Senate and EC *are not meant to be proportionate.*
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Listening to Dan Carlin compare Imperial Germany to Nazi Germany in terms of military competence relative to their enemies
So far it's about how WW2 Germany was crippled by the Nazis, prioritizing ideological purity over competence, and being led by a paranoid conspiracy theorist in denial of facts.
The subtext is very close to the surface in this one.
I don't think I've ever opened a Kindle book and seen an average read time over 30 hours before.
Finally started reading Oathbringer this morning... and promptly realized I'll need to alternate it with other books to keep my TBR pile from grinding to a standstill.
So I also started The Black Tides of Heaven this morning. :-)